It is time again for another round of A Time To Stitch hosted by Christine and myself. This time around the stitches we chose are Ladder, Square, Brick, Cellini Spiral, Russian Spiral, and African Helix. The rules were simple pick one flat stitch, one spiral stitch and create pieces using those stitches. The stitches could be combined in one piece or separate pieces. If one was real ambitious they could create with all of the stitches.
Along with my creations I will also be showing the creations of two of my beading friends, that do not have blogs.
Let me introduce you to Crystie Willard. Crystie and I met a long time ago, but just recently became good friends. She is a very talented hair dresser and becoming a very talented bead weaver. Here is what Crystie created...
Crystie started this pendant when we went on our beading retreat in Florida. She wanted to learn how to do bead embroidery and asked me if I would help guide her through the process. I think this pendant turned out gorgeous. Crystie used three of the stitches in this challenge in her piece, brick stitch around the edge of the pendant, ladder stitch for the bail, and Russian spiral for the neck strap.
Next I would like to introduce you to Cynthia Wilson. Cynthia and I met at the former High Strung Beads bead store one day when I went in to get a few things and have been friends ever since. Cynthia is now the co-owner of the new bead store in Montgomery called the Enchanted Bead the home of the Bead Fairies. Here is what Cynthia created...
Cynthia created this beautiful bracelet using the ladder stitch. I just love those yellow glass beads in the middle. Yellow is a hard color to work with, but Cynthia managed quite beautifully.
Cynthia also chose to use the Russian Spiral to make this dainty little bracelet for her grand daughter. She used size 15 and 11 seed beads in this bracelet.
Now for my creations. I did all of the stitches except for the African Helix I just did not have the time to do it before the reveal date, that is what happens when you sign up for just about every challenge you come across on the blogs. Oh well moving on, here is what I created...
I love Tracey Gwillimas designs they are so pretty and when I came across this tutorial I just had to have it to make this bracelet for this challenge.
Some of y'all may recognize this from my BSBP post, but since that was going on at the same time this challenge was announced I believe the brick stitch in the flowers qualifies for this challenge. The Gumdrop flowers are from Kerrie Slade's Gumdrops In My Garden tutorial which is free at Bead and Button web site.
Cellini Spiral is my favorite of the spiral stitches I just love the look of it. I made this bracelet with leather that I knotted with square knots. I gave this one to my niece Belle.
This bracelet was made using the Square stitch and is my very first time using this stitch. I love this stitch it is so easy and fast. In this bracelet I used size 6 seed beads and 3 mm glass cubes. I call this one Block Windows because you can see through the glass cube beads.
This bracelet is done with a tutorial that Kristen Stevens posted on Art Jewelry Elements blog on May 13th. Kristen tried to tell me over the phone a while back how to do the Russian spiral using twins, but I am a visual person, I need to see it to do it. So I was very excited when I saw this post, that I got started on it right away. The stitch is very easy to do and works up very fast. Thank you Kristen for sharing this tutorial with all of us.
Thank you to all that participated in this challenge, and a big thank you to Christine for being my co-host in this challenge. Christine and I enjoy doing this challenge and will be thinking up some stitches for A Time To Stitch 4. I can not wait to see what all of you have created I just know that I will be blown away by your creations.
Here is the list of participants please go see what they have created.
Therese Frank (you are here)
Happy beading Y'all,